Medical Weight Loss

Our medical weight loss program is an effective solution for patients who prefer a non-surgical approach to weight management.

Medical weight loss is also an option for those who wish to lose weight before surgery or those for whom surgery is not an option. Our team works with each patient to determine the best treatment plan to help them achieve and maintain successful weight loss.

Supervised Diet

Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman work with our experienced dietitian to help our patients find the optimal diet. We teach our patients how healthy eating can be used to manage weight loss and we closely monitor their progress. We know each patient has different needs so we ensure each treatment plan is carefully tailored with the health and goals of the patient in mind.

Medications

Medications can help people lose more weight than exercise and diet alone.* We offer medication options as part of our comprehensive medical weight loss program. Before prescribing medication, our doctors perform a thorough evaluation to assess a patient’s medical history, overall health and weight loss goals in order to create a personalized treatment plan. In some cases, more than one medication may be prescribed, or a medical weight loss plan may be used in conjunction with a weight loss procedure.

BELVIQ® is an FDA-approved prescription weight loss medication that can help some overweight adults with a weight-related medical problem, or adults with obesity, lose weight and keep it off. BELVIQ helps reduce hunger and is taken twice daily. It is most effective when used in combination with diet and exercise.

In clinical trials, almost 50% of the participants who took BELVIQ® as part of a monitored diet and exercise program lost 5% or more of their body weight after one year of treatment1, which is more than double the success rate of those who used diet and exercise alone. After one year of treatment, some people lost as much as 10% of their body weight.2

Contrave is an FDA-approved weight loss medication that is a combination of bupropion and naltrexone. It can help overweight adults lose weight by curbing appetite, and has best results when used as part of reduced calorie diet and exercise program.

In one clinical study, participants took CONTRAVE® in conjunction with reducing their calorie intake, increasing their physical activity and participating in lifestyle counseling. On average, people lost 5.4% of their excess body weight and 42% of the participants lost 5% or more of their excess body weight.

Qsymia® is the only FDA-approved once daily weight loss medication. Qsymia® contains two weight loss medications, phentermine and topiramate, in an extended-release capsule. It is designed to help overweight and adults with obesity lose weight as part of a diet and exercise program.

In a clinical trial, participants who took Qsymia® lost an average of approximately 10% of their body weight (about 24 lbs) and a 4 inch waist size reduction after 1 year. Participants with a BMI over 30 who took Qsymia® lost 4 times more weight than diet and exercise alone.4

Saxenda® is an FDA-approved, injectable prescription medicine that may help some adults with obesity lose weight and maintain weight loss (together with reduced-calorie diet and physical activity). Saxenda® is injected one time per day by the patient and comes in a pre-filled pen which our doctors will teach you how to use prior to your first dose. Patients who use Saxenda® are granted access to SaxendaCare™, a free support program to help patients work toward their weight loss goals. SaxendaCare™ provides coaches to answer questions and help build healthy habits that fit the patient’s lifestyle as well as weekly guidance emails.

In a clinical trial, 64% of people had a greater than or equal to 5% decrease in body weight after one year of treatment compared with 27% of people who received placebo. All of the people in the study were asked to follow a low calorie diet and exercise program.

Adipex® is an FDA-approved medication designed to suppress appetite. Adipex® is used for a short period of time as part of a weight reduction treatment plan which includes exercise, behavioral changes, and a low-calorie diet. People with a BMI greater than 30, or a BMI greater than 27 and other risk factors (e.g., controlled high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol) are candidates for Adipex®.

Contact Us

If you have questions about our medical weight loss program or want to get started, call us at (256) 880-1977. The best next step toward successful weight loss is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doucette and Dr. Foreman.

*Results may vary, all patients have to undergo health screenings which take into account age, other prescription medicine use, and health conditions before being prescribed medications.